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Getting Ready to Sell? Professional Advice on the Projects that Command Top Dollar

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Tracy McLaughlin is a real estate agent who works with some of the nation’s dreamiest of dream homes. (I admit to spending far too much time fantasizing about a certain listing: A multimillion-dollar midcentury with a blue lagoon pool, old-growth trees along with views of San Francisco and Sausalito.) But sometimes, even incredibly luxurious properties need a little extra help in finding a buyer —and that’s where Tracy’s talent for redesigning properties comes in handy.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2017

What Nobody Tells You About Buying Your First Home

As of about a month ago, I’m officially a homeowner. My husband and I laid claim to our own little corner of a building that used to be a pickle factory, and so far, it’s been both my greatest joy and the biggest source of stress I’ve ever encountered in my life.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2017

This $8M Private Island in Maine Has a Working Farm and a Helipad — House of the Day

Sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope…that someday we’ll own our own private island and leave the worries of the world behind. For one lucky owner with deep pockets and a penchant for privacy, that day is now: the entirety of Hope Island, just off the coast of Portland, Maine, is currently on the market for a cool $7.95 million.

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Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend’s Former “Thai Temple” Is Back on the Market — House of the Day

The former home of everyone’s favorite Queen of the Twitter clapback , cookbook author slash model Chrissy Teigen and near-EGOT-winner husband John Legend is back on the market — just three years after the current owners bought the property from the famous couple.

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Posted on Jul 12, 2017

A New Palm Springs Community Sells Tiny Homes That Are Both Adorable and Affordable

Fans of mid-century architecture and design are drawn to Palm Springs, California like moths to the flame, but few can afford to actually live there. That all may be about to change, though, thanks to one enterprising “vintage mobile home park” in south Palm Springs that recently embraced the Tiny Home Movement.

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Posted on Jul 12, 2017

Only One Sharing Economy Side Hustle Earns People More Than $500 Per Month

The sharing economy promises the freedom to earn extra money on your own time and terms. Just how much money varies, but one platform makes its users far more cash than any other.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2017

3 Reasons Your Rent-vs-Buy Math Might Be Wrong

It’s common knowledge that owning a home is cheaper than renting (at least in the long term), but anyone who has ever sat down to try and figure out the numbers knows that finding out how much you’ll save is harder than it looks. There are so many factors to consider.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2017

Charming Turn-of-the-Century American Farmhouse in Atlanta — Property Crush

Located in an historic neighborhood, just one block from Grant Park (Atlanta’s oldest city park), this completely charming traditional American Farmhouse still shines with much of its original 1904 beauty.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2017

Tupac’s $2.6 Million Los Angeles Mansion Is For Sale — House of the Day

The Los Angeles mansion rapper Tupac Shakur once called home is now on the market for $2.6 million, and includes a relic of his time there.

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Posted on Jul 10, 2017

What is Considered an “Older” Home?

I distinctly remember during our home-buying journey when our real estate agent asked if we wanted new construction, something close to it, or if we’d be open to an “older” home. When we said yes, we knew that—in our budget—we would likely be looking at a few houses built in the early-to-mid 1900s. However, if we’d had a much larger budget, we could very well have wound up walking through (and legitimately considering) houses built in the early 1800s.

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